Myocarditis with complete atrioventricular block is a very unusual complication of the herpex simplex infection. We report a 10-year-old boy infected very likely by the herpes simplex virus and who presented with high fever, erythema multiforme, complete atrioventricular block, and Adams- Stokes seizures. Emergent temporary pacemaker was performed for bradycardia. A sixteen-fold rise in herpes simplex antibody liter by a complement fixation method occurred within two weeks. Normal cardiac rhythm recovered 11 days later with a sequela of complete right bundle branch block after 2 years follow-up.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Paediatrica Sinica|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health